Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Acid or Alkaline?

It has been a very interesting last couple of days. I have been reading a book that a friend gave me called "The Acid-Alkaline Diet", by Christopher Vasey, N.D. It came to my attention that I might be overly acidic, so I bought a roll of pH paper from New Seasons to test my pH. I was only a couple of points above battery acid! I have since been eating primarily alkaline foods and water with a pH of 7.0 or higher. By definition, H20 is supposed to be neutral-neither acidic or alkaline. I tested my tap water and to my dismay, it read acidic! No wonder my own body's pH was acidic! In only two days I have changed my body's pH from 5.2 (very acidic!) to around 7.3 (this is about right for the human body). In doing so, I have been drinking expensive Fiji bottled water and Evian bottled water. They both have a pH greater than 7.0. I have also been eating almond everything. They are very alkaline. I have almond butter on my whole-grain sprouted wheat toast, almond milk with my coffee, and a couple handfuls of delicious raw almonds throughout the day. I have been feeling a little nutty...

1 comment:

Jeff said...

I love your blog...and what you hope to do. I found this today and thought you might be interested. It's not necessarily sugar related...but it does deal with food in the US. CNN Money: Food prices soar in America